What is your word for 2015?
Maybe it is too early to sum up this year in a word. Yet, I need to do it, not only as a first writing project for English Friday, but also to help me to be a better person in this year.
The word that I choose to describe 2015 is patience. Why patience?
Patience, in my opinion, is not that we will be laid back, nor fatalistic. Patience is not a trait that force people to give up after seeing an enormous enemy. By being patient, people will keep their hearts calm no matter how hard their life is. They will see their problems as a series of tests to make them better. For moslems, patience will take them closer to their Rabb, who knows what best and what not for them. Patience will also lead them to think positively, that after all the hardships, the ease will come.
By considering all the positive meaning and benefit that it takes, why I do not choose that word? Are my reasons above too general? Well, I will give more personal explanations to you.
As a young adult and an ex-student, who see this world as a new land to conquer, I keep some high expectations in myself. I want to be a great person who reaches her success in young age. I want to use all knowledge that I have learned in campus to help people, whether they are sick or not. I want to be a good educator, who not only transfers knowledge, but also inspires and motivates her students. And so, so many more dreams that hanging above my head, waiting to be realized.
But, to make those dreams come true, my path may be not easy. There will be holes or hurdles everywhere. There will be hard laugh and cynical comments from some people whenever I fall or slip. Of course, I should not reply them with anger nor complaints, because by doing that, I will waste my energy and forget my objectives. Instead, I will take patience as one of my provisions, to keep me walk on track. By being patient, I will not easily give up because I know that after those long and hard path, the shining dreams will await.
I know, some people may choose more active and aggressive words to make their spirits burn up. By doing that they will be more focused to achieve their resolutions. But me, who had been (quite) tired of running last year to pursue my objectives, want to take life more peacefully.
So, what about you? What is your word for this year? Please do not mind to share your thoughts!
This post was written to fulfill the first challenge of Blog English Club, a club which I joined three days ago. If you wish to join this weekly post challenge, please check this post :).